The Orwell Prize 2018

Thursday 09 November 2017

The Orwell Prize 2018 is now open

The Orwell Prize is Britain’s most prestigious prize for political writing, awarded to work which comes the closest to George Orwell’s ambition ‘to make political writing into an art’The Orwell Foundation awards prizes in three categories:

Entry is free, and there is no limit to the number of entries a publisher or publication can make (or the number of categories an individual may enter). Entries must have a link to the UK or Ireland: see our rules for more details. The Prize is open to fiction, non-fiction and journalism first published in the calendar year 2017.

A full record of previous winners, shortlists and longlists can be found on The Orwell Prize website.

Please be aware: the closing date for the books category, 29th November 2017, is earlier than that of journalism and Exposing Britain’s Social Evils (11th January 2018).

The Orwell Prize for Journalism and The Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils 2018  will close 11th January 2018. 

The Orwell Prize for Books will close on 29th November 2017.